Friday, March 20, 2015


Phyllis, Irini and Arthur went to Aswan by plane on Thursday. We went to visit a hospital there. The hospital has been around for about 100 years. It is a teaching hospital and they are training physicians to be family doctors. There is a huge need for this kind of healthcare.

A view of the Nile from the roof of the hospital. Tourism is down, so many cruise ships are docked these days. They offer four night trips to Luxor from Aswan.

We took a look at the souk which had been mainly for tourists, but now has been reclaimed for residents of Aswan.

It's really clean and people are friendly.

After our meetings we walked along the river and stopped at a cafe for fresh tangerine juice.
Young boys were swimming in the Nile. It was 30 C, so they were having a great time.

This is the first time in my life I have flown somewhere and back on the same day. Here is the view from the road on the way back to the airport. A few minutes from downtown and the desert stretches into the distance, along with the power lines from the dam.

Next time we hope to spend a bit more time getting to know people and seeing a few more of the sights.